Michael Moore.

January 6, 2013

Michael Moore wrote the following article about his perspective on the United States and its history with violence.

The point titled ‘The ME Society’, is spot on. I think it’s the root of all that’s wrong in our insatiably, money-hungry and lustful paradigm.

Yes, it’s about the States and we may even feel a tinge of superiority – like we’re somehow ‘better’ – but don’t be so complacent and cocky. We’re going to get there really soon, if we don’t pull on the reigns.

Michael Moore: Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns.

Question #131: What do you think of Michael Moore’s insights?

The issue of ‘men with guns’ is a VERY serious one but shouldn’t we also be looking at the even more serious and destructive issue of ‘men who rape’?

As Michael wrote:

“…we rape and beat and kill our women without mercy and at a staggering rate: every three hours a women is murdered in the USA (half the time by an ex or a current); every three minutes a woman is raped in the USA; and every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the USA.”

Deep Breath.

x

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

4 Responses to “Michael Moore.”

  1. lamehousewife said

    I have found him to be somewhat hypocritical since he has bodyguards that he can pay for…just a thought.

    • questionsforwomen said

      Oh, OK. I can see how that can put a spanner in his argument about guns. But it appears to be the nature of things and reason for gun ownership in the US – protection from fear of attack (which Michael Moore would probably have good reason to fear).
      Guns basically play no role whatsoever here in general society. I have no fear of guns because it’s not a part of my reality – so I can’t even imagine the full effect of living a life where everyone has the right to bear arms, nor can I put up any great argument except to say that one CAN live successfully without them. However, I clearly see your point.
      What do you think about what he says regarding the general state of things? How we may have reached this point?
      I felt that resonate strongly with me.

      • lamehousewife said

        I definitely think that the “me” generation, which began in the 1960’s definitely plays a lot into this rape culture. The sexual revolution for many meant easier access to women without any commitment (free sex instead of free love), the objectification of women in pornography (which some feminists endorsed as a way to get power), and the complete negligence of children. Many kids have been “brought up” by TV since that time because their parents are not around or are too busy doing other things. Many kids are sad, angry, confused, and have no concept of healthy boundaries.
        BUT, I just think he is one of the men who plays into the very culture he’s decrying. He hates the free market, and yet he makes around 50 million dollars and uses that power to advance himself through media. Is he right about some people thinking about themselves first in the Western world? Yes, but how does he exemplify that problem himself? Is he really in favor of helping the culture in authentic ways, or is he really just about doing the popular cultural thing of the day? Does he really endorse stopping the objectification of women and men at this point, or does he endorse keeping them objectified?
        Not everyone here has a gun either. In some areas, it is unnecessary. If a person feels the need to protect themselves, I do not have a problem with that. I know women, single moms, who have them because it’s intimidating to live on your own with children in some areas. As to the certain types that can be sold, I am okay with that, but criminals, not the lawful, always find ways to get the guns they want anyway.
        Like you said it’s a cultural problem, but what healthy boundaries are we failing to endorse that makes us blind to people who are willing to cause violence? How do people cause hatred to arise in others? So here, as in most westernized cultures, we have the problem of cultural decay, but I am not convinced that Mr. Moore actually wants to help.

      • questionsforwomen said

        What a great response. You have some amazing points in there and I kept thinking, “Yep, fair enough.” I can’t pretend to know what it’s like over there but you’ve definitely given me food for thought.
        Thanks Juliet! x

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